Review

Xbox Series X launch review: The most PC-like console yet

Microsoft’s premium next-gen console is elegant and powerful, but lacking in exclusive content at launch

Microsoft's premium next-gen console is elegant, powerful and the absolute best place to play previous generation games. But at launch it's lacking in exclusive content and is yet to realise it's full potential.

  • First-class backwards compatible games support: all your library is here.
  • Faster load times and responsive menus feel like a big step up from Xbox One.
  • Optimised games look and feel fantastic.
  • Poor exclusive content at launch.
  • You're going to run out of storage space fast.

Microsoft's premium next-gen console is elegant, powerful and the absolute best place to play previous generation games. But at launch it's lacking in exclusive content and is yet to realise it's full potential.

  • First-class backwards compatible games support: all your library is here.
  • Faster load times and responsive menus feel like a big step up from Xbox One.
  • Optimised games look and feel fantastic.
  • Poor exclusive content at launch.
  • You're going to run out of storage space fast.